Collington CEO elected to LeadingAge Board

Nov. 1, 2016—Marvell Adams, Executive Director/CEO of Collington, a Kendal-affiliated Life Plan community in suburban Washington, D.C., has been elected to the 2017 LeadingAge Board of Directors. A national charitable organization focused on education, advocacy and applied research, LeadingAge is dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging.

Marvell was included on a slate of board nominees approved by LeadingAge members at their Oct. 31 business meeting during the organization’s annual conference in Indianapolis. The LeadingAge Nominations and Awards Committee is charged with identifying the best candidates to lead the association, “balancing skills, ethnicity, experience, geography, gender, organizational profile, age and other factors that will result in a strong and diverse board.”

Marvell Adams
Marvell Adams

“I am excited, honored and humbled to be joining the LeadingAge Board of Directors,” Marvell said. “I have committed my professional life to one of service to seniors and will continue this passion as a member of the Board. I wholeheartedly believe in the not-for-profit difference that LeadingAge makes each day as the trusted voice for aging in America.”

Marvell became Collington’s Executive Director in August 2011, following an intensive, seven-month search process that included interviews with approximately 100 candidates in the senior living field. He came to Collington from Rochester, New York, where he was Chief Operating Officer at The Highlands at Pittsford, a leading continuing care retirement community. Marvell began his career in Rochester, New York, at Monroe Community Hospital, a long-term care community where he trained and completed the requirements to become a licensed nursing home administrator.

Marvell received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the College of Charleston in South Carolina and earned a master’s degree in health care administration from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He contributes to the academic community and helps cultivate the next generation of aging services professionals by serving as a regular guest speaker at Cornell University, UNC at Chapel Hill, George Washington University and the College of Charleston, where he also is on the Alumni Board of Directors.

LeadingAge’s 6,000+ members and partners include nonprofit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 38 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations and research partners. LeadingAge is also a part of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA), which spans 30 countries across the globe.